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Egyptian Dawn: Exposing the Real Truth Behind Ancient Egypt Hardcover – International Edition, October 4, 2010

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"A cogent and rewarding book" Fortean Times "His brilliant new book" Daily Express "This is a wonderful book ... The weight of evidence is impressive" -- Michael Baigent "Robert Temple is honest with readers, careful with his sources, and writes with zest" Daily Telegraph "Temple writes very nicely, backed up by copious scientific and historical research" The Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Professor ROBERT TEMPLE is the author of a number of incisive and provocative books including the international bestseller, The Sirius Mystery. His books have been translated into a total of 44 foreign languages. Temple is Visiting Professor of the History and Pilosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing. For many years he was a science writer for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, and a science reporter for Time-Life, as well as a frequent reviewer for nature and profile writer for The New Scientist.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Century (October 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071268414X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712684149
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,855,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By atomicoverload.com on August 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have read a few of Robert Temple's books, and whatever promise they hold for unique insights and theories are quickly crushed by the repetitive bloviation of minutia regarding every detail of every detail often not even relevant to the overall thesis, and in the end, if you can make it that far, reveals little if any substance regarding these alleged "big discoveries". In short, his books at times are literally painful to read with little payoff regarding the bigger picture and Egyptian Dawn is no exception. This is unfortunate because he is decent writer and at times interjects unexpected humor usually lacking from the genre and his research is impeccably exhaustive often delivering information and early photos you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else if at all. He is quite unique in that regard and should be commended and recognized for his efforts, but this I believe is his downfall as a writer in that he seems more impressed with his research and making the reader understand this brilliance by explaining and repeating the how/what/when/where/why of every little nugget instead of getting out of his own way and writing a good book which keeps its promises. A particularly annoying thing as well is that he often refers to a book he is planning on writing in the near future which would actually deliver on his claims yet without that book are almost meaningless. The fact is, the Sphinx Mystery, Egyptian Dawn, and his "next book" could easily, and mercifully, be combined into one and be infinitely more influential and entertaining.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles Kos PhD on January 6, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is the one!

Credit should go where it is due. I have had so many paradigms blown open, and I was so excited in reading this work, which is Temple's true labor of love, created out of the genius of his love for research, that it inspired me to write this, my first Amazon review.

I have waited all my life for this book.

I read The Sirius Mystery long ago at university. I felt uncomfortable with it, because I felt he was going too deeply into analysing what I felt was essentially an story, tantalising though the information might be. After that book he took a more conventional turn in his writings, as several other excellent authors, such as Mark Lehner have done, having overcome youthful exuberance. I was and am continuing to be simply blown away by information provided in his later The Crystal Sun, and still have not finished reading that ponderous though informative work, which has taken Temple decades to write. Temple is a man interested in the truth and will not release a work incomplete, with arguments insufficiently developed.

In reading that book, (ongoing) I was shocked that here was an ancient mysteries author, somehow different from all the others. He appeared to be an order of magnitude more intelligent and capable, not merely consulting original ancient texts, such as Pliny, in selected areas, but having actually purchased and read the whole catalogue of Pliny and other relevant primary-source works, by relevant authors, and not just penguin classics, (he has even authored one) but Loeb editions as well. That is something that historians will not always do. They will often favour the judgements of a secondary source over any primary material, if it goes contrary to what the primary material states.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By New voice on June 1, 2013
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In the future no modern academic will be remembered - except with shame. All modern academics have made a mess of ancient human history. Who will be remembered? - deep thinkers like Robert Temple.

He finally discovers the real purpose of the Giza complex. Its a mathematical monument to the astral, that is cosmological mind. who but Robert temple could have the original, non-standard academic mind (of genius) to study the ancient and 19th century texts to find what all other researchers have neglected. What unbelievable patience he has shown in all his books. all his books read like a detective story. The subject? the origin of the human mind. What does he find? Our mind is monumented with cosmology - all ignored by modern academics.

Sure he has many rich diversions - but it is the diversions of a brilliant mind who has more to deliver to the world then he can manage at times. He is the only strong author who is able to counter the internet multi-cultural propaganda of Black Africa etc. He discovers that the ancient "Libyans" were a light skinned race (Celtic?) that made the vanished rich monolithic culture that existed from Britain (Stonehenge) down to North Africa, and were the ruling class of ancient Egypt. These "Libyans" were the "race" that built the great monuments of Egypt --- Not the impoverished, starving nomadic subsistence farmers of Nubian extract, etc. The truth is hard to say these days. But Temple finds a powerful way to face the winds of modernist multi-cultural re-writing of Western history.

I have traveled twice to the Giza Plateau to verify his discoveries. I have seen his theories and researches already entered the culture: i.e.
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